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Sunday, April 21st, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Sunday, April 21st, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Andrew Zysek

Fur market prices not bountiful, but options exist for those looking to sell in New York

Although New York trappers and fur hunters can expect modest prices on certain animals, there have been some silver linings in this year’s fur market. Examples of desired furs are beaver, marten, fisher, otter, and bobcats.
Trappers and fur hunters continue to have a myriad of options to sell their furs from the local country buyer or fur auctions, to shipping to supply dealers, or shipping to the Fur Harvesters Auction Inc., in Canada, for their next sale, in June.

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Want to remove nuisance wildlife? Here’s what to know about the job

Nuisance wildlife removal is a problem, and it is on the rise in many New York areas for a number of reasons. For trappers, let’s discuss the things required to be a nuisance wildlife control operator and what the job entails.
In most states, including New York, to be a nuisance wildlife control operator and obtain a license, one needs to undergo a Nuisance Wildlife Control test and pass it with an 85% success rate. The tests are usually held at a regional DEC office. Mine was in the Alleghany, Region 8 office.

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Andrew Zysek: Three favorite trap sets for catching midwinter coyotes

Coyotes may be trapped in the snow by a trapper who is willing to work hard for them. I have a few favorite trap sets for midwinter coyotes, including the trail set, chaff/hay bale set, and the urine post set.
At this time of year, the male coyote has two things on its mind: mating and eating. Food is scarce during the winter so coyotes will roam.

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Trapping events fun, informative across New York

Each year New York plays host to several trapping conventions, including one in Little Valley hosted by the Cattaraugus County Trapper’s Association, and the other one in Herkimer organized by the New York State Trapper’s Association. These shows are the bigger trapping/sportsman shows that happen. There are two more in July, including one in Fenner, at Nichols Pond, and one called Camp Zerbe, in September.

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Camping across New York: Adventures in and around Allegany State Park

New York offers some fine camping opportunities. From the Allegany Mountains in Allegany State Park, to the Catskills and Adirondacks, and countless other places around the state, there are wild places filled with freshwater streams, lakes and ponds, trails and wildlife.
Let’s take a look at the Allegany Mountains located in the southern tier of western New York.

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